“Open Carry” of Blades, Knives, Etc.

Below are some frequently asked questions about Texas’s new “open carry” law. This is not legal advice. What does this new “Open Carry” law mean? Texans will now be able to openly carry blades: Machetes, Daggers, Spears, Bowie Knives, Swords. Anything with a blade longer than 5.5 inches is now legal to be openly carried. Where […]


In the Cart – September 2017 Compilation

WIC eWIC Software Update Version 4 (V4) Update (Conversion to X9.93 2008) The Texas WIC EBT Staff are working with Solutran and other Smartcard WIC states to develop standardized V4 capability. We anticipate these enhancements to be included in the new system, which is planned for early 2018. Texas and other Smartcard states will continue […]


In the Cart – August 2017 Compilation

Congress Delays Compliance Date for New SNAP Rules; Revised Rules Coming NATSO Industry Newsletter, May 2017 Congress has passed and President Trump has signed legislation containing a provision requiring the Department of Agriculture to rewrite a provision of the SNAP retailer eligibility rule issued in late 2016. That rule’s new requirements, which were scheduled to take effect […]


5 can’t miss session at the Texas Retailers Forum 2017

The Texas Retailers Association’s Texas Retailers Forum is racing in to the Marriott Champion’s Circle this year, right next to the historic Texas Motor Speedway.  On July 23rd and 24th, hundreds of retail leaders will descend upon Fort Worth to hear from industry leaders as they discuss trends in preventing organized crime, retail in the […]